noun Etymology: Greek chalōn, present participle of chalan to slacken Date: 1914 a substance (as a glycoprotein) that inhibits mitosis only in the specific tissue that secretes it — compare hormone

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  • chalone — n. internal secretion which slows the activity of an organ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chalone — chal·one …   English syllables

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